Istanbul redux

You didn’t think I could be constrained to just a few pics of Istanbul, did you?  Especially when it one of the most photogenic cities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting?

Last summer we cancelled the back half of our New York roadtrip, I went into the hospital, got sick, cancelled our family and friends reunion at the lake, got home and moped about the house, tired and ill for about two months.

All told, it was a lousy summer.  As I was moping around this fall, wheeling my gangly IV about the house and then the neighbourhood,  I vowed not to cancel our trip – booked over a year ago at the height of health – to Istanbul.

And we didn’t.  Maybe it was a sign of small victories or maybe it just is one of the greatest cities on earth, but we had a wonderful time.  Spanning cultures and continents a traveller can stand in Europe, gaze on Asia, have coffee at the modern art museum while figuring out the path to a 5th century church.

Istanbul was everything I wanted to see and hear but more than I expected.

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4 Responses to Istanbul redux

  1. Tim Agg says:

    Thanks, Ian – these are lovely photos

  2. Julie says:

    Thank you so much Ian, for sharing your photos with us. What a beautiful place.

  3. Unsurprisingly, Ian, your photos are so much better than any I took. You really captured the diversity of the city and its people. I loved how it looked when we were there but the drama of the images you’ve captured have something compelling which will stay with me even longer.

  4. Alex says:

    Very nice photos Ian. Thanks for posting them here.

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